Vita Vea To Return

January 18th, 2021

A promising update on Vita Vea came in November, but today’s news report on SiriusXM NFL Radio had Joe fumbling a Hooters plate of Buffalo Shrimp.

Could manbeast Vita Vea be back — and playing? — on Sunday after breaking his leg against the Bears 3 1/2 months ago?

Apparently so.

The Bucs are about to activate Vea and check him out during practices this week. Of course, this late in the NFL season is about healing rather than physicality. So it’s not like Vea will be able to work his way into football shape.

Still, this is exciting. You can’t teach what Vea’s got: mass and brute force.

If Vea feels good in practice, Joe would be very excited about his availability in the Super Bowl 20 days from now. It would be an awful lot to ask of Vea to contribute much if anything in Green Bay.

97 Responses to “Vita Vea To Return”

  1. aFEDupBUCfan Says:

    Go Buccs

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Yeah I would be surprised if he was ready this week… but maybe in the SB if we make it? Even that would be surprising too tbh, but this season has been full of pleasant surprises! So why not one more?

  3. Phx Bucs Fan Says:

    I would love for Mr. Vea to get on the field for even one snap. This is a special year for our Bucs. I hope he can get a bit of playoff experience!

  4. Bird Says:

    So no chance on playing sunday? Even limited reps

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    He’s a good 2-down run stuffer, but the question is if he’ll be in shape or not. I wouldn’t count on it, but I’d love to be wrong.

  6. Brevard Buc Says:

    What the Buc…

    Fake news, stop the steal!

    Could it be the football gods are parting the seas?

  7. Colonel_mp Says:

    Greatest gift the football gods could bestow upon the Bucs to push us over the top for the biggest prize. Go Bucs!

  8. RioDeJaneiroBucsFan Says:

    A whole different pass rush if the Bucs make it to the SB.
    VV is the best NT in the NFL. Even if he’s not 100%, still much better than Nacho and McLendon.
    Fingers crossed

  9. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    As someone who has broken a leg before. I’m sure Vea got the best care. And it will be good to get him up and moving again. But only to start getting back into shape. After not using a leg for a while the tendons and ligaments are easily injured. The muscle is atrophied which increases the chances of injury. He should take his time coming back. The bone is healed but he is probably walking differently. Maybe favoring one leg? And that can screw up your back and cause other injuries. Last thing any fan wants to see is him injuring a ligament or start getting back spasms. No chance he plays this season.

  10. Joseph Mamma Says:

    What do they say…the best ability is availability. If that is the case, Vita is lacking in ability.

  11. Architek Says:

    Game changing!!!

  12. 6throundpick Says:

    Cheers, on that!

  13. Duane Says:

    Not sure how much the Big Man can contribute, but having him as a possible option is never a bad thing. The stars are aligning in Tampa.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    “VV is the best NT”

    LOL! A 2-down run stuffer who was only playing 50% of the defensive snaps this year before he got hurt is hardly the best NT in football.

    The Vita worship needs to stop. It’s good to have him back, he’s a good 2-down run stuffer who mostly comes off the field in pass situations – but the nonsense about him being more than that is just that, nonsense.

    Also Aaron Donald did nothing against the Packers – getting pressure with the line isn’t going happen. The Bucs will need to blitz, blitz and blitz some more, and hope they can rattle him. The only playmaker on the d-line who will matter is Suh, who can hopefully get in Rodgers head like he did last game.

  15. Colin in Canada Says:

    These guys arnt like regular people.

  16. Ufcguy Says:

    This is a planned move. If they didn’t think he’s playing this move wouldn’t even be made. Why…..seasons over right. Do you think they’re just ” finding out ” lol come on. Hes obviously been training getting in shape and now he will officially practice. He’s playing…..this week. It’ll be limited but I don’t see any way they’d even make the move if they didn’t know the answer already

  17. Chris Boyd Says:

    please please please let him even be able to play 35% of the snaps sunday!!!

  18. BradyBucs Says:

    VV ha probably be doing light workouts since November. So it’s not like this is the first time he is working on getting back in game shape.

  19. rrsrq Says:

    This is the news me and Shaq Barrett has been waiting on.

  20. Bucamania Says:

    Get the big man in there!

  21. Bird Says:

    Rod munch

    Good call. Cause your jameis worshipping for years was reasonable and also very appreciated

    Your hypocrisy has no bounds

  22. R.O. Says:

    Can still activate him and let him get 10% of the snaps… No? It’s like he hasn’t been rehabbing, lifting, running to get his strength back.

  23. Pewter Power Says:

    If we could win he’d sure be in better football shape for the big dance

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    BradyBucs – hope so, but as they say, there is workout shape, and then there is football shape. I’d love to see him come in off the bench and be productive, but I don’t think people should expect much. I assume he’ll just be in, in obvious rush situations and then see how it goes – which makes total sense. Regardless of how insanely overrated he is by people on this site, he’s clearly a big step up over the backups, so anything he brings to the table is helpful.

    But people are pretending like this is 1997-98 and Sapp is going to GB to destroy Favre… Vita isn’t Sapp, not even a shadow of Sapp, and isn’t getting 3 sacks and keeping the game close all by himself.

  25. David Says:

    If he’s been rehabbing and lifting The last few months then the strength could be there. I would not expect much but sticking him in the middle on definite run plays, third or fourth and one, could be a big help. He is immovable by two men in the middle

  26. Bradybucs Says:


    Vita Vea didn’t break his LEG, he fractured his ANKLE from what was reported (I believe). That’s a big difference. Three months of healing for an ankle injury is doable to return. A broken leg would be a different story for a guy that big big or anyone.

  27. Bird Says:


    Yup. Started out in pool for sure.
    Other ways for cardio too and strengthening in all areas except on that ankle. Probably had same scooter as last year.
    And he has been working from there

    I read article months ago that said he could be back for playoffs. So maybe he has already done some rehab and is more ready to go then we think.

  28. Wesley Says:

    Dude is young, he could very well be back for G.B.. Albeit a limited role.

  29. JP09 Says:

    VV will play, he will demand doubles. Barrett and JPP will suddenly get after Rodgers. I don’t believe they would be activating him if he wasn’t ready. The D is going to rock Rodgers again, Rojo & Fournette will both go over 75 yards and the Bucs are going to curb stomp the packers again. This team will be fired up, they have a chance to make history as a team and host the Super Bowl. We rack up 400 plus against the Packers on our way to a 17+ point victory! Go Bucs!!!

  30. David Says:

    Rod munch.

    Exactly. People should not look to him for sacks, they will come now and then. He is just a force in the middle to stop the run and steadily collapse the pocket while taking up 2- the center and a guard.
    It usually means Suh, Gholstin, JPP, Shaq or whoever is coming, have one on one matches.
    In that sense, while collapsing that pocket, he is a big help in the pass rush

  31. Bradybucs Says:


    Vea was more of a contributor to the Pass Rush than you’re giving him credit for. He draws double teams up the middle and Shaq and JPP both had more sack activity when he was playing. Vea also opens up the inside blitzing lanes as he can turn his man and push away from the blitz lane, giving the blitzer a clear path.

    Just because wasn’t recording tons of sacks doesn’t mean he doesn’t help us get more sacks. Got back and watch some of the game footage from when he was playing this year. He made a HUGE difference. In fact many times he’s push the pocket back into the QB.

  32. Buccos Says:

    He is more than a 2 down run stuffer. He was actually generating a pass rush. He would have had at least 5-6 sacks from the nosetackle position. He makes it impossible for the QB to step up in the pocket. Also, our run defense was way better with him. I would love to see him play in Green Bay. Whoever runs the ball better will probably win. The team that is able to impose their will on the other especially at the line of scrimmage, will win.

  33. SteveK Says:

    Bring back big sexy!

    The lass rush feasts when the big man is in there pushing the pocket back and commanding double teams.

    This is a huge pickup.

    Watch Shaq and JPP get home with Vea in there.

  34. Mitch Says:

    I don’t remember if Vita needed surgery but I had a lower leg fracture in high school and it took 14 weeks to get back to full activity.

    If he didnt have any set backs along with the superior medical treatment he is getting he very well could be healthy enough to play Sunday!

  35. Bradybucs Says:

    ALSO… You don’t activate a guy and take up a roster spot unless you think he might be able to play. This is a critical point of the season (obviously) and every roster spot is important for ST and depth.

  36. webster Says:

    I am not sure why anyone would not be happy or excited about this. His return would be huge.

  37. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Agreed…. Maybe if he feels good enough let him play 8-10 snaps in Green Bay but he can’t be ready for any real amount of time…. But man, if he somehow, someway could be up to say 85% … I don’t know man, hard not to play that guy!! He makes such a difference when in shape and ready to go

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Vita in college averaged 2.5 sacks a season.
    Vita in the NFL has averaged 2.5 sacks a season.

    Now, a NT in a 3-4 isn’t about getting sacks, correct, however there are literally no stats that show he contributes much of anything to the passing defense.

    His yearly average… 4.3 QB hurries per year… 6 QB hits a year… 3.6 TFL a year…

    Those are not special numbers in the passing game, not even for a NT.

    Here’s Nachos number for this year… 6 TFL, 8 QB hits, 2 QB hurries. Are we going to say Nacho is a special player? No – and he beats Vita in production when it comes to pass plays.

    Vita is a 2-down run stuffer, which is why he literally only played 50% of the snaps this season. To compare, Nacho played 45% of the snaps…

    Sorry fellas, Vita isn’t who you think he is, and the arbitrary nonsense about he eats up defenders so Shaq can get to the passer? Well this year Shaq wasn’t doing anything when Vita was healthy.

    If I’m wrong, if Vita suddenly is a force in the passing game, something he has never been outside of a game against SF a couple of years ago when they had a 4th string QB and a bunch of backup offensive lineman, then yay! I’ll gladly be wrong and you can give me a verbal beatdown – I will take it and be happy for Vita and the team. But this defense isn’t going to GB and winning because Vita plays a few first downs, it’s going to win because they blitz and play tight man coverage and hit Rodgers, a lot.

  39. Howard Cosell Says:

    The Vita worship needs to stop.

    Freakin Samoan warrior Bro!!

    And This:

    Vea was more of a contributor to the Pass Rush than you’re giving him credit for. He draws double teams up the middle and Shaq and JPP both had more sack activity when he was playing. Vea also opens up the inside blitzing lanes as he can turn his man and push away from the blitz lane, giving the blitzer a clear path.

    Howard is pretty sure the overall defensive effectiveness dropped off and went into lull for some time after Veas injury. You could see the difference.
    Finally they started scheming more around DW ‘s sick skillset and eventually that brought them back to waht you saw last night.

    If Vea returns Brady may end up cementing his legend the way he wants to do. Howard just prays that Brady will sign on as HC after Arians retuires

  40. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    F@ck them ‘Aints! To h#ll with Rod Munch.

    Vea could start in our home game at RayJay in the Super Bowl this year! Analize this, critique that!

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers All The Way!

  41. Howard Cosell Says:

    LOL Rod Munch et al

  42. Howard Cosell Says:

    Well, at least that Samoan D-lineman won’t be playing this time.

    Oh no, don’t worry. He is definitely playing.

  43. Fernando Says:

    Vea will play the football gods are with us now

  44. Howard Cosell Says:

    ^Howard suspects that Brady is somehow related to that pantheon

    Brady is a force of nature

  45. SlyPirate Says:

    Time to see him in at RB for short yardage downs!

  46. SteveK Says:

    Vea is a force bc it takes two guys to block him. He’s immovable and strong.

    It’s really clear to see he is a component to the defense that helps our edge guys and blitzes get better matchups.

    Rod- you think Nacho gets the same attention (blockers/scheme adjustments) as Vita Vea?

    Vea’s stats don’t matter. The fact that the defense is more potent with him in there tells some of the story.

  47. Pickgrin Says:

    Great news! And Unexpected which makes it even more cool.

  48. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Play him at Fullback in front of Rojo.

    Had a couple hours to kill today, watched the 79 NFC championship game. A blast!! A lot of things I had forgotten.

    The Defense that year was called the crunch bunch.
    Passing was only used as a last resort, Doug was 0-8 almost to halftime.
    Tackling was a real bone jarring thing.
    Mark Cotney was the original J Lynch.
    Lee Roy was absolutely incredible.
    It was cool to see the pro set, I formation, and even T formation offenses.

    Put Vita in at Fullback 🔥

  49. Youngbucs Says:

    Rod munch and oneilbucs have some of the dumbest comments. They tell us we know nothing about football 🤦🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️😂

  50. gotbbucs Says:

    Anything they can get out of him would be a plus. Use him for now how the Packers used to use Gilbert Brown. Pick your times to use him when it matters most.

  51. Bradybucs Says:


    Sorry but you’re wrong. I’ll go with the consensus opinion of the top NFL experts and coaches that believe Vea is one of the best NTs in the NFL over your opinion that’s he’s “just a run stuffer.”

    Vea does so much for the D that doesn’t show up in his individual stats. If you don’t get that then you need to stop watching football.

    You sound like a bitter FSU fan. We know you’re always a Jameis homer so it makes sense you’re one of those Bucs fans still holding a grudge that we drafted Vea and not Derwin James.

  52. Rod Munch Says:

    Howard Cosell Says: defensive effectiveness dropped off and went into lull for some time after Veas injury.


    Vita didn’t play in the Packers game, which was the week after he got injured and was the Bucs best defensive game of the year. What changed was after that game, Bowles just stopped blitzing. The defense went from 1st in the NFL in terms of blitzes, down to around the middle of the pack. If Vita was such a pass rush monster as you guys claim, wouldn’t the team blitz MORE with him out to try to get pressure?

    Anywho, why Bowles stopped blitzing has never made any sense, and when the team did blitz they’ve played pretty much like they did yesterday, their 2nd best defensive game of the year when they also didn’t have Vita.

    Again, I don’t dislike Vita – but you guys acting like he’s an all-pro like White or David, is just nonsense. He played half the downs this year before he got hurt – that’s who he is, a 2 down player who can sometimes make a play in the passing game. That’s great to have, but it doesn’t change your defense.

  53. Rod Munch Says:

    Bradybucs – I don’t care 2 cents about FSU, I was a Gator fan growing up, then USF fan.

    Also the people who constantly rave about Vita are generally the people doing the TV broadcasts who don’t actually watch the games, just see some highlight plays. Many scouts I’ve read have said the same thing I do – he’s a good run stuffer, doesn’t do a lot more than that, which is why the team literally pulls him off the field in most passing situations.

  54. Mitch Says:

    Rod you are incorrect. PFF had Vita ranked as the 7th best DT on pass rush win %. Best part is he was the highest ranked of only 2 DT that cracked the top 10 to be in a 3-4 defensive scheme. The other 3-4 NT who ranked 10th was Corey Peters.

  55. Bradybucs Says:

    Rod, it’s not “people on TV” praising Vea. It’s other NFL coaches and GMs. Again, you’re wayyy off on your Vea analysis.

  56. SOEbuc Says:

    In the low twenties? Don’t count on it Joe.

  57. Robert James Says:

    Even if he could give 10 to 15 snaps… would be big

  58. David Says:


    It’s a happy time. Rejoice they are in the NFC championship game. Just except that you are wrong. Every NFL expert out there and everyone watching a game with their own eyes can see that VV is a force to be reckoned with and only getting better.

    He does demand a guard and center which frees everyone else up one on one. If they don’t double him, he’s pushing that pocket back.
    Maybe he’s not getting a pressure or a sack but the QB is unable to step up in the pocket several more times a game because of him. It makes a difference. He’s never going to be a massive stats guy but his presence is huge.

  59. David Says:

    Besides, if the weather turns real nasty and turns into a run fest, having the ability to put him in, even for 1/5 of the plays, is a good thing

  60. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Why are so many asking if he will be able to play Sunday. They aren’t pulling him off IR to walk the sidelines in street clothes. He will be playing Sunday and that certainly isn’t a bad thing.

  61. unbelievable Says:


    Donald was injured so I really wasn’t surprised he didn’t do much. Now obviously you could make the same argument about Vea if he even plays…

    But with that said, our pass rush was way better in the beginning of the year before he was injured. Even if it wasn’t always with him on the field, the rotation, etc., was definitely getting more production out of D-line than without him.

    Fortunately, Devin White has come on strong lately to help with the pass rush.

  62. geno711 Says:

    @RodMunch pulling out statistics to support his argument that Vea was not any sort of improvement for our pass rush then just a guy.

    Reminds me of his pulling out stats from the 1990’s to say that Jameis was as good as Brett Favre.

    Rod’s comparing of quarterbacks statistics from different era’s can also be manipulated to say that Joe Flacco is better than Johnny Unitas. Right! Because Flacco’s numbers were better than Unitas’ numbers.

    You know what people really say:

    Numbers Lie
    Liars Figure.

  63. DaBux Says:

    This is awesome news and will help when short yardage chances present the Packers with a chance to convert. He is a wall!

  64. Hopalong Bucco Says:

    IF Vita plays, and plays well, and approaches game fitness, the entire defense will benefit. He can take pressure off secondary, allowing them to PRESS and contribute to D line pressure. Rest of D line, front seven sure are looking forward to VV’s “help.”

  65. Howard Cosell Says:

    Vita didn’t play in the Packers game, which was the week after he got injured and was the Bucs best defensive game of the year. What changed was after that game, Bowles just stopped blitzing.

    Why do think they stopped blitzing? Because they didn’t have the Samoan warrior. You’re putting the chicken before the egg. Sorry but Howard is not buying. You can’t tell us that there was no drop off when Vea got injured. Howard saw it with his eyes and he trusts those

  66. Cobraboy Says:

    Rod is just showing his anti-Buc “rod.” Not to mention football ignorance. FACT: go check the film. VV was doubled 100% on passing downs. Please tell me how that does NOT help the other DL, not to mention blitzers? Please tell me having to put one extra O-player in for [protection does NOT help pass coverage (more players to cover fewer receivers.) Go ahead. I’ll wait right here.

    And tell me why a run stuffer, even on 1st & 2nd down, is not important.

    This I gotta hear. Show us your stuff, Mr. Negative Rod. Prove your cred. Pull some irrelevant stats out your butt. (FTR: NT’s *rarely* stack up stats. That is not their job. Their job is to help others rack up the starts.)

    No doubt, being the astute football guru you are, that Vea was rated by PFF the #3 interior DL in the NFL when he went down, with 10 solos and 2 sacks in five games (which translates into roughly 7 sacks for the season, a decent, league-leading amount for a NT.) But then again, you think America’s Tunrover Machine is a “check yo sheets” god, so what do those “experts” know?

    Then again, maybe you’re watching a different Bucs team than I do.

    :rolleyes: Jeez. Casual Fans. Can’t argue with them. Can’t teach them anything.

    @BradyBunch: a fracture is totally different from a full break. That said, more psi is put on the ankle than any other leg bone. The ankle has two bones. I have not read the specifics of the injury.

    That said, a “broken” bone takes roughly six weeks to heal. You KNOW he had access to the most high-tech rehab solutions known to man, and it’s been over 14 weeks since the injury.

    I have to believe, as a champion wrestler, the Big Boy has been doing what he can to stay in shape. I, for one, would LOVE to see him on the field for a few snaps this Sunday, as a tune-up for real participation in a possible SB two weeks later. Reports (via Rick Stroud) say his rehab training was “intense.”

    The team would not take him off IR if he was not “ready.” They’d just keep him on the shelf.

  67. Brandon Says:

    There is ZERO doubt that he is our best player in our front FIVE. If he can come back and be effective in 25 snaps that would be huge.

  68. gotbbucs Says:

    Pass rush isn’t Vea’s game, never has been and never will be, even though this year I’m guessing he probably would have had 4 or 5 sacks at the minimum. He is a two down run stuffer, and he’s one of the best two down run stuffers in the game. He does the dirty work.
    What’s your gripe with that? Was GMC more of your cup of tea? He couldn’t hold up at the line of scrimmage to save his own life.
    This is a better defense with Vea playing. I don’t know how anyone can argue against that. I’ll bet the world that Devin White and Lavonte David are tickled to have him back. As well as Nacho and McLendon have played, they are not Vita Vea.

  69. Capt.Tim Says:

    Vea is the Bucs 2nd best defender. Behind only JPP.
    He is an all pro. Any snap he can play- will impact our defense.
    This is unexpected great news

  70. Cobraboy Says:

    Vea is the nearly perfect NT in a 3-4. His presence will be a godsend for Suh & Gholston.

  71. Kentucky Buc Says:

    You don’t get activated off Ir unless you’ve completed physical therapy requirements and been cleared to play by the team doctors. They know what position he plays. I’m sure cardio will be an issue but as far as the actual injury goes he would not have been activated at all if he wasn’t ready.

  72. WillieG Says:

    Maybe Vita will come back the same way White came back after missing two games: like a freakin beast!

  73. Brad Says:

    He’ll be a go this week if he’s practicing. I was a broken bone, not a ligament or muscle injury. It’s healed or it’s not. 15 snaps, preferably on passing downs to push the pocket into Rodgers.

  74. MDFree Says:

    Best case scenario is probably limited reps if we reach the Super Bowl. He won’t be anywhere close to football shape.

  75. Alaskabuc Says:

    Hell Yeah!!!!

  76. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    If Vita Vea can play Sunday, it will be HUGE!
    He has to be double teamed, opening the door to our pass rushers!
    Plus, just his size makes it nearly impossible to run the ball on us.
    IMHO, we should all be excited!

  77. Mitch Says:

    Vea will shut down the run game. I saw that the Bucs have allowed 4.0 YPC without Vea this year, and only 2.8 YPC with him. Would be a huge boost the defense and really help against the zone blocking scheme Green Bay runs! Especially since they have three backs that can run now.

  78. Joe in Michigan Says:

    It’s always funny to me to see how small the number 50 looks on Vea’s jersey, he’s so big it looks like a side patch on his chest. Welcome back big man, glad to hear your rehab went so well!

  79. Marques Says:

    Samoan Super Bowl Baby!!!

  80. Marques Says:

    BA didn’t play Lenny earlier in the season if he wasn’t 100%. I see him making the same call with Vita. BA loves his guys and is definitely a players coach. If he’s cleared to play he will be a factor. Samoan Pride will be his compass.

  81. geno711 Says:

    Just one site’s analysis of Vita Vea when he got injured:

    Oct 9, 2020
    Vita Vea among interior DI:
    🔺 90.4 PFF Grade (2nd)
    🔺 90.3 Pass-Rush Grade (2nd)

  82. Kentucky Buc Says:

    TB Times tweeted that Vita has been undergoing strenuous workouts in hopes the team would still be playing.

  83. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    What Jmarkbuc said at 4:15. 💪 😌

  84. PoundTheRock Says:

    Munch you are brain dead. You make no sense.

    Your ignorant comments prove you have no understanding of the ultimate team game.

  85. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Yes, I am so pleased that JL had the good sense to draft our Tongan defensive lineman!

    Go Bucs! Super Bowl or bust!

    (Note that Vea and Wirfs share certain common sportsmanship attitudes and yet are able to perform as beasts on the field. They are both class acts. Intangibles do matter when assessing potential Buccaneers.)

  86. ATrain Says:


  87. PoundTheRock Says:

    Munch (con’t)
    NT is an incredibly important position in Bowles 3-4 scheme. Vea’s value cannot and should not be measured in conventional stats like tackles, TFL, sacks etc. It goes way deeper than that.

    Vea is a beast against the run and he crushes the pocket in pass rush, not allowing the QB to step up and throw the ball downfield. He often takes on double and the occasional triple team which frees up 90, 58, 93, 45, 54 etc. to collect all the glamourous stats.

    Is it coincidence that Shaq’s sack total this year is less than half of last year’s total (Vea played all 16 games in 2019). I don’t think it is. (Even the Joe’s have downplayed Vea’s importance here and on podcast since his injury).

    Also, you said Vea only plays 50% of the snaps, again ignorant. Thru 5 games this year he played 70.4% of the snaps.

    Do your homework and get an understanding of the game before spouting off!

  88. gp Says:

    Next we’re going to hear that Clay Mathews has been seen around One Buc.
    Anything to get into their heads up there in Green Bay!

  89. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Clay probably looks like Thor in endgame by now. Lol

  90. Cobraboy Says:

    If I’m GB and Vea returns, I run right at him for a few plays to test his physicality & conditioning.

  91. SteveK Says:

    Go Bucs! Hope VV is back, and if the Bucs are in their white uniforms- he will look like a polar bear out there. I hope the big boy gets to eff up the pocket and stifle the run game this Sunday. Go Bucs!

  92. orlbucfan Says:

    I have read all the comments and not one mentions a very important factor: VV’s mindset. He is super psyched that the Bucs are heading to Lambeau, and the Conference Championship. He will be ready if his number is called, bet on it. Well, mebbe there is such a thing as a football god. 😂🏈

  93. Wayne PEREZ Says:

    Hes been working out for weeks now hes playing Sunday!!

  94. danr Says:

    not gonna lie. id gladly trade AB for a healthy and impactful Vea.

  95. james west Says:

    limit his snaps, if he can do it in practice he can do it in the game, our d line has sorely missed the big man, and it would dramatically improve and uplift our defense even if he was limited on his percentage of snaps

  96. Danny C Says:

    He needs to be active and play on 1st and 2nd downs at least. If he can play 10-15 snaps, that’s a huge win for that defensive line.

  97. Nick2 Says:

    You know he wants to play. Who doesnt want a spot in the NFC Champiionship game. Especially a pocket collapsing run stuffing middle clogging Suh girl callling mabeast like Vita Veah. Yeah Joe I copied your style….. love those multiple adjectives all lined up one after another.